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HPE Synergy – Product Brief

Last updated October 24th, 2019 for corrections. Concise and unbiased overview of HPE Synergy. Contains highlights, overview, usage and deployment and Evaluator Group's opinion. Download this Product Brief now!

Composable Infrastructure direct-connects compute and storage resources dynamically, using virtualized networking techniques controlled by software. Instead of physically constructing a server with specific internal devices (typically storage or NICs), or cabling the appropriate device chassis to a server, composable enables the virtual connection of these resources at the device level as needed, when needed.

Not bound by a fixed ratio of CPUs to storage or networking, etc., these products can assemble or “compose” bare-metal compute systems with the desired hardware configuration, essentially at run time. And, they can “disassemble” it when no longer needed, returning those resources to a common pool. Some solutions also support GPUs and/or FPGAs.

HPE Synergy is comprised of bladed hardware modules incorporated into a 10U chassis that is installed in a standard data center rack, with embedded HPE OneView software. Synergy maps compute modules and storage devices (SSDs) or storage modules under programmatic control to create bare-metal, container- or VM-based server instances.

The HPE Synergy 12000 Frame houses all appliance and device modules, switches, power supplies, fans and interconnect modules. A mid-plane connects the storage and compute modules in the front with the switches and other resources in the back.

Each HPE Synergy 12000 Frame holds up to 12 half-height or 6 full-height Compute Modules, or up to 5 half-height, double-wide Storage Drawers for multiple combinations of compute and storage. Two Appliance Bays are provided to support the Composer and Image Streamer modules.

Product Brief Includes:

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Usage and Deployment
  • Evaluator Group’s Opinion
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